Our Welwyn Garden City
HYPNOTHERAPY and ACUPUNCTURE
Including three years of support to keep you stopped
Everything you want to know about our Welwyn Garden City hypnosis and acupuncture services
Most clients stop in a single session, but a free follow-up is provided within three months in the event that you have a problem. Our Welwyn hypnotherapist has bookings six days a week, and you can also be seen in the evening.
You will have three treatments, all included in this fee.
NOT STOPPING SMOKING
Smoking reduction that works
Not yet available here.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR WELWYN HYPNOTIST, AND CLIENT COMMENTS
“Very helpful. I was really pleased with the outcome.” LL, Welwyn Garden City.
Our Welwyn hypnotherapist is Heather Denny. Heather can answer any questions you might have about stopping smoking before you make an appointment.
SOME NOTES ABOUT OUR WELWYN ACUPUNCTURIST, AND PATIENT COMMENTS
OUR WELWYN HYPNOTHERAPY AFTERCARE
DIRECTIONS TO OUR WELWYN HYPNOTIST AND ACUPUNCTURIST
Updates: Our Welwyn Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture Branches
16/05/18. For the next two weeks our Hertford hypnotherapy clients are being offered slots at our Welwyn hypnosis branch.
To book with our Welwyn hypnotist, or just to ask for our advice, click this button
A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Welwyn hypnotherapy branch
When Sean called about seeing our Welwyn hypnotherapist, here was little doubt about his problems with stopping smoking. There are two fears associated with stopping, and all smokers have at least one of them. Sean had both. Everyone who comes to us for help is asked about their history of trying to stop, and the answers they give are always practical ones. They cite stress, for example, or alcohol, or socialising, or boredom. These all look like reasons for smoking, but none of them is. Sean recognised almost every ‘reason’ we suggested. He almost sounded relieved that we knew what his problems were. But as we say, these are not the real reasons. They only look like them.
Before we could book Sean in to see our Welwyn hypnotherapist, we needed to delve further into the real problems. It’s worth explaining at this point about the two fears we mention above. But before we do that we do need to say that the underlying reason why Sean couldn’t stop smoking, and why smokers in general can’t, is the addiction to nicotine. Addiction is ALWAYS physiological. So why do we talk about fears, which are psychological?
Sean, as we say, was addicted to nicotine. He recognised that of course. But what he didn’t recognise was that addiction creates psychological dependence. There was no reason why he should know that. NHS smoking cessation people don’t know the technicalities, so how can they explain them to patients? Our hypnotherapist in Welwyn knows, of course, because there is all the difference between someone who gives out smoking cessation drugs and a professional therapist.
The key to how hypnosis works is in the relationship between addiction and dependence. To help Sean to stop smoking, we could have dealt with his addiction directly (with acupuncture), but he wanted hypnotherapy. What this does is to negate the dependence CAUSED BY addiction. Once Sean’s brain stopped noticing that he was addicted, he wasn’t. Because the hypnotherapy switched off the reaction in his brain, it just didn’t matter that he was in withdrawal from nicotine. That is how hypnotherapy, which is psychological, overcomes addiction, which is physiological. It’s what our Welwyn hypnotist does, every day.
So back to Sean’s fears. He was afraid of stopping smoking, which is called fear of success. And he was also afraid of failing to stop (fear of failure). He showed these fears in his belief in smoking, for example that it made him less stressed, or that he needed to smoke when he was drinking. Of course, none of these excuses is real. They are simply ways to express the fear, usually of success. Once Sean had been to our Welwyn hypnosis service, all of these ‘reasons’ for smoking suddenly weren’t there. And neither was any of the fear.
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Before seeing our Welwyn hypnotherapist or acupuncturist, you might like to read some sample pages on our website.
Here is a very small taster:
What is the difference between addiction and dependence?
Let’s get our terminology right first. People who are uneducated in this subject, and I include some medical people, use the words interchangeably, but that’s them and you’re you, so don’t you do it.
Addiction refers to the physiological need for a substance, a need you are going to be reading about. The addiction to nicotine, you might be surprised to hear, does not make you smoke. What it does do is give you withdrawal symptoms that make your brain compute a way to stop them, which happens to be smoking, and it does this over and over again until you believe you can’t live your life without smoking. That stage is what is called psychological dependence, which means your brain believes it needs the drug to the extent that even if the drug stopped being needed your brain would refuse to
believe it. It’s complicated but don’t worry because I’ll be explaining all of that too in a lot more detail later.
There are some people, journalists, doctors, you know, people who think they know but don’t, who refer to something they call psychological addiction. This is, of course, an oxymoron. Addiction cannot be psychological by definition. An example of this error is saying someone is addicted to gambling or sex. Not possible. Dependent on, yes, but addicted to, no.
TALK WITH OUR HYPNOTIST FIRST
When you call us about hypnosis, or complete the enquiry form, we will contact you to discuss whether hypnotherapy is what you need. Once we are sure, we will have our Welwyn hypnotist phone you. They are highly qualified, of course, but you will still want to see if you like them. Hypnotherapy is great, which is why we provide it, but your success will to some extent depend on your relationship with the hypnotherapist you see.